Detroit, MI, June 10, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The American Institute of Architects Michigan (AIA Michigan, www.aiami.com) honored Grand Rapids architect Ralph W. Moxley, AIA, REFP, LEED AP+ for its Robert Hastings Award.
The Hastings Award is given for “significant contributions to the profession” and requires that a specific effort be identified.
The Recognitions Committee recognized Moxley for his leadership in planning and executing the annual Education Facilities Conference. This successful event, now in its 18th year, has attracted hundreds of architects and educators from around the state. Additionally, Moxley has designed 16 Habitat for Humanity homes, five of which were built in one week by AIA’s Grand Valley chapter, including one in which they funded. Over the years, Moxley has designed or built 43 Habitat homes.
Moxley is an active member of the AIA and has served AIA Michigan in various roles for the last 30 years. He is a past-president of both the AIA Mid-Michigan chapter and AIA Grand Valley chapter. He served as Chairman of the AIA Michigan Educational Facilities Conference for seven years, and continues to serve on the Planning Committee for the upcoming 2010 Conference.
The 1971 graduate of the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Planning and Grand Rapids resident has been with URS for eight years, and is currently the director of educational facility planning for its Michigan offices. He has been heavily involved in the design and budgeting of various Michigan school projects for the past 35 years. His expertise in the applications for Michigan School Bond Loan Funds, project budgeting, bond studies and programming of educational facilities, pre-school facilities and bond election strategies has been critical in the success of many Michigan educational projects. He currently is active in organizing and leading the Sustainable Design Group at the Grand Rapids office of URS.
Robert Hastings, FAIA, was a Detroit architect who rose through the local, state and national components of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and became national president in 1970. AIA Michigan created the award in 1978 in his honor to recognize a specific outstanding contribution to the profession.
The American Institute of Architects Michigan, headquartered in the historic Beaubien House across from the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit, established its awards program to bring to public attention the value and importance of architectural excellence and to recognize those whose notable achievements encourage all to make excellence in architecture the standard.
The mission of AIA Michigan is to serve its membership, advance the values of the profession and improve the quality of the built environment. For more information, please visit www.aiami.com.